The winners of the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced last night. The NBCC Awards include seven awards for books and three for reviewers. You can see all seven book winners on BookBrowse:

  • Autobiography: Gay Bar: Why We Went Out by Jeremy Atherton Lin (Little, Brown)
  • Biography: All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler by Rebecca Donner (Little, Brown)
  • Criticism: Girlhood by Melissa Febos (Bloomsbury)
  • Fiction: The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (Harper)
  • Nonfiction: How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith (Little, Brown)
  • Poetry: frank: sonnets by Diane Seuss (Graywolf)
  • John Leonard Prize: Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So (Ecco)